WEBACAD Manages European Content Production Project with OutStart’s LCMS Software, OutStart Meets Complex Requirements for Development of Certified European E-Learning Manager Program

Eschborn, GermanyJune 9, 2009 – WEBACAD, an e-learning content development company, has chosen the OutStart learning content management system (LCMS) to develop, manage, maintain and deliver e-learning content for an online training initiative known in Europe as the Certified European E-Learning Manager (CELM) program.  Through the CELM program, a project funded by the EU’s Leonardo da Vinci Program, e-learning experts from Denmark, Germany, Greece, Liechtenstein, Romania and Switzerland have collaborated to establish a benchmark for certifying the competency of European e-learning managers.  With OutStart LCMS, WEBACAD will produce the CELM program’s e-learning modules. 

WEBACAD selected OutStart LCMS because it was essential that professionals who take part in the certification program be able to access and edit content over the web at any time.  WEBACAD also felt the system underpinning the CELM program must provide a broad range of interactive learning methods as well as support advanced assessment techniques.  Another decisive factor leading WEBACAD to select OutStart LCMS was the software’s ability to translate online training materials for the CELM program and make the training relevant for each participating country’s unique business environment.

“OutStart LCMS was one of the few solutions on the market that met the complex set of requirements posed by our EU project,” said Sünne Eichler, managing director of WEBACAD.  “It was of prime importance to us that our international partners in the project be capable of adapting and localizing the CELM content modules in line with their country specific requirements in the future.“

“Whenever content authors, developers and reviewers are distributed across multiple geographic locations, use of an LCMS is the only realistic option for localizing and managing content in myriad and critical ways,” said Matthias Schulz, vice president of European Sales for OutStart.

About CELM

The Certified European E-Learning-Manager program is the first certified training program for e-learning management that leads to a standardized European qualification. The online training components of the program provide e-learning managers with the skills and knowledge required to manage e-learning projects successfully and integrate them in sustainable organizational processes. CELM was designed by leading experts from six European countries.  A team of business consultants, e-learning content developers and internet technology providers developed the education program, which includes e-learning modules, workbooks and other printed materials as well as an online assessment.

About OutStart

At OutStart, we’re out to solve a big problem. 

Most organizations posses a wealth of underutilized collective intelligence around their products, services and processes.  This underutilization negatively impacts employees, customers and partners, costing precious time and money while hindering performance.  Said simply, “what your people don’t know will hurt you.”  

OutStart’s social business software and learning systems act like a lifeline:  connecting people to the know-how, creativity and learning they require to be efficient, effective and agile. 

Since its inception in 1999, and backed by leading venture capital firms, OutStart has matured into a profitable and rapidly growing company with an impressive range of customers who are surpassing expectations and delivering exceptional business results.  The company is honored to have customers like Autodesk, BB&T, Boeing Company, BT, CVS Caremark, DIRECTV, EDS, Internal Revenue Service, Lufthansa, McDonald’s, MetLife, Prudential, TiVo, Australian Defence Force, U.S. Navy, UK Ministry of Defence, Verizon Wireless and Yum! Brands. 


WEBACAD is an independent business division of Eschborn, Germany-based Management Circle AG.  Management Circle is one of the leading providers of continuing education for business professionals.  With a focus on content and consulting, WEBACAD offers services from content production to the successful implementation of e-learning solutions.  WEBACAD offers standard web-based training on an array of management topics, custom-made WBT or CBT training, blended learning and e-learning consulting.  For more information about WEBACAD, click on http://www.webacad.de

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